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Father’s Day Gift Guide

Give good old Dad something to celebrate this Father’s Day with our top picks designed to not only make him feel special, but keep his Mini-Me happy, too (and you know he won’t get to unwrap them himself).

One for Me, One for my Dad set, £28, London Sock Company

Father and Child matching capes, £39.99, Superheroes and Sidekicks 

Join the growing trend for twinning with your little one, but keep it stylish with Nor-Folk’s monochrome Work Hard Play Hard adult and kid’s tees.  Or hit a retro note with Jools Oliver’s limited edition adult tops for Little Bird at Mothercare (be quick – they’re just about all sold out!). We also love Tom and Teddy’s matching swimwear for boys and their dads. The signature quick-drying microfibre fabric is saltwater- and chlorine-resistant, and also provides UV protection. But mostly we like that the brand is all about friendship, shared experiences and that special bond between father and son.

Men’s  T-shirt, £25, and child’s  T-Shirt, £20, both Nor-Folk 

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